• Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Marcus C. Easterling ’30 Chair Professor
  • University Distinguished Professor
Je-Chin Han

Educational Background

  • Sc.D. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1976
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 1973
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan 1970

Research Interests

  • Thermal Fluid Sciences – heat transfer and cooling in gas turbines, heat transfer enhancement, heat transfer in rotating flows, film cooling in unsteady high turbulent flows, combustor-liner cooling, mini-channel heat transfer, advanced CFD and experimental methods.

    Energy and Power Technology – advanced gas turbine for aircraft propulsion, advanced hydrogen turbine for clean power generation, advanced and clean energy technology.

Awards & Honors

  • ASME K-14 Best Heat Transfer Paper Award, 2018
  • ASME and AICHE Max Jakob Memorial Award, 2016
  • AIAA FELLOW, 2016
  • ASME IGTI Aircraft Engine Technology Award, 2016
  • ASME Heat Transfer Division 75th Anniversary Medal, 2013
  • ASME K-14 Warren Rohsenow Prize for Best Presentation, November 13, 2007
  • Distinguished Professor, Texas A&M University, September 2006-present
  • ASME IGTI Certificate Award for Valued Service as Chair – Heat Transfer Committee, 2004-2006
  • AIAA Thermophysics Award – June 29, 2004
  • ISROMAC (International Symposium on Rotating Machinery) Award in Heat Transfer Category – March 9, 2004
  • ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award in the Art Category, 2002
  • Marcus C. Easterling Chair, Texas A&M University, June 2001-present

Selected Publications

  • Han, J.C., “Advanced Cooling in Gas Turbines 2016 Max Jakob Memorial Award Paper,” ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 140, No. 11, 2018, pp. 113001-1-20.
  • Wright, L.M., and Han, J.C., “Heat Transfer Enhancement for Turbine Blade Internal Cooling,” Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer, Vol. 21, No. 3-4, 2015, pp. 111-140.
  • Ekkad, S.V., and Han, J.C., “A Review of Hole Geometry and Coolant Density Effect on Film Cooling,” Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 6, No. 8, 2015, pp. 1-14, DOI: 10.5098/hmt.6.8.
  • Han, J.C., “Fundamental Gas Turbine Heat Transfer,” ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, Special Issue: 75th Anniversary Celebration of the Heat Transfer Division, 5: 021007.1-021007.15, 2013.
  • Han, J.C., Dutta, S., and Ekkad, S.V., Gas Turbine Heat Transfer and Cooling Technology, second edition, CRC Press, 2012, ISBN# 978-1-4398-5568-3, 869 pages.
  • Han, J.C., Analytical Heat Transfer, CRC Press, 2011, ISBN #9781439861967, 352 pages.